Contributed by Andrew Smith, July 2011
|Distribution||Eocene, France, precise locality unknown|
|Type||Eupatagus carinatus Cotteau, 1873, p. 406, by monotypy.|
|Species Included||Onl;y the type species.|
|Classification and/or Status||
Indeterminate spatangoid. Insufficient is known about the plastron plating and fasciole distribution to be able to place this species with confidence. Best treated as Micrasterina incertae sedis.
|Remarks||Cotteau (1886, p. 82) pointed out that Pomel's description of the type species (first described by him) was inacurrate and misleading and treated Cardiopatagus as a junior subjective synonym of Eupatagus.
Cotteau, G. 1886. Paleontologie francaise. Terrain Tertiaire. Tome 1, Echinides Eocenes. G. Masson, Paris.
Cotteau, G. 1873. Echinides nouveaux ou peu connus. Revue et Magazin de Zoologie 1863, p. 399-409, pls 7, 8.